Archive for September 9th, 2015

Univ teachers want Muhith to apologise in 24 hrs

The Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association on Wednesday asked finance minister AMA Muhith to apologise within 24 hours for his ‘funny’ remarks about public university teachers, saying he would be held responsible for any disorder on campuses. The ultimatum was issued through a statement signed by FBUTA president professor Farid Uddin Ahmed and its secretary general professor ASM Maksud […]

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Thai bomb leader fled to Bangladesh on Chinese passport – police

The man Thai police believe masterminded last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing fled to Bangladesh the day before the attack and travelled on a Chinese passport, officials said on Wednesday. The man emerged as a key suspect in the August 17 bombing following interrogation this week of one of two foreigners being held, who police say admitted to giving a backpack […]

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Axiata on talks with Bharti Airtel on combining operations

Axiata Group Berhad and Bharti Airtel Limited have announced that they have entered into an exclusive discussion to explore the possibility of combining the business operations of their telecommunication subsidiaries in Bangladesh — Robi Axiata Limited and Airtel Bangladesh Limited…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Dhaka, Moscow agree to form joint venture for oil-gas exploration

Bangladesh and Russia on Wednesday agreed to form an international consortium to explore oil and gas at home and abroad, initially in Myanmar’s offshore waters…

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East-West University students go out on demonstrations at Pragati Sarani on Wednesday demanding withdrawal of 7.5 per cent VAT on tuition fees. — collected from facebook

15 injured as police open fire on EWU demonstrators

At least 15 people injured as the students of East West University clashed with police at Rampura in Dhaka on Wednesday during their demonstration against recently imposed…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

2 journalists killed within 24 hours in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot dead two journalists in separate attacks in the country’s violent port city of Karachi in the…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

2 Bangladeshis injured in BSF firing at Thakurgaon

Two Bangladeshi citizens were injured in firing by Indian Border Security Force at Chasara frontier near the border demarcation pillar 346 of Haripur in…

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No ferry service on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route on Sep 11-15

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation on Wednesday said all types of ferry services would be suspended on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route from September 11 to September 15…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National
Teachers and students of Dhaka Universities form a human chain at Aparajyea Bangla on Wednesday demanding separate pay scale for the public university teachers and protesting at remarks of finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.— Focusbangla photo

Public univ teachers continue demonstration for separate pay scale

Teachers of major public universities across the country on Wednesday continued their demonstration demanding separate pay scale for the public university teachers and protesting at remarks of finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

10-year-old boy tortured for ‘theft’ in Lakshmipur

A 10-year-old boy was beaten mercilessly on a charge of stealing two coconuts in Ramganj of Lakshmipur on Wednesday morning…

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Nizami’s appeal hearing adjourned till November 3

Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing the appeal filed by condemned convict Jamaat-e-Islami amir Motiur Rahman Nizami challenging the death penalty handed down to him for his war crimes…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Over 100 workers fall sick after drinking water in Gazipur factory

More than 100 workers of Keya garments factory of Khalek Group fell sick after drinking water of the factory in Konabarai industrial area in Gazipur on Wednesday…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Ex-RCC mayor Minu hospitalised

Former mayor of Rajshahi city corporation and Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Mizanur Rahman Minu was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning after he fell ill…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Khayer on 7-day fresh remand over blogger Ananta murder

A Sylhet court on Wednesday placed accused Abul Khayer on a seven-day fresh remand over his alleged involvement in the murder of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Abducted headmaster rescued after 11 days

Rapid Action Battalion men on Tuesday night rescued an abducted high school headmaster of Rajshahi from Singra in Natore after 11 days…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

India issues notifications over regularisation of minority nationals

The Indian government on Wednesday issued two notifications in the official gazette over the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 and the Foreigners Act, 1946 regarding exemptions to minority community nationals from Bangladesh and Pakistan in regularisation of their entry and stay in India…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Thein Sein meets armed rebels for peace talks

Myanmar president Thein Sein on Wednesday made his first public appearance since the start of a campaign for November 8 general elections, meeting leaders of ethnic minority guerrilla groups for ceasefire talks in the capital Naypyitaw…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Expecting woman killed by husband in city

A five-month expecting woman was killed allegedly by her husband over a family feud at Maniknagar in the city’s Mugda area early Wednesday…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

SUST teachers on day-long hunger strike

Teachers at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on Wednesday went on a day-long hunger strike demanding removal of the vice-chancellor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan and protesting at the attack on their fellows by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

Abducted SUST female student rescued at Rajnagar

A female student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, who had been abducted on Monday, was rescued by police on Tuesday…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · National

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